Last weekend, Riley Coon, Trilogy’s Director of Operations and Kelly Montenero, Trilogy’s Marine Conservation and Education Director, got to learn about how to conduct a coral reef forensics assessment- finding out the “whodunnit” amongst the various threats that corals here in Hawai’i face. Organized by the Maui Nui Marine Resource Council Coral Recovery Team and […]

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It was great to see so many familiar faces and excited new participants for our Blue’Aina trip on May 17rd in Lahaina! We had 54 wonderful volunteers ready to help clean up our island and meet other like-minded folks in the community, and everyone was ready to enjoy a beautiful day and also give back. […]

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It was a busy morning on May 3rd in Lahaina! We had a boat filled to the brim with 58 wonderful volunteers passionate about ocean and island conservation, and ready for a day of fun out on the water. The volunteers took care of a harbor clean up bright and early before we boarded, making […]

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What better way to celebrate earth day then to spend the day cleaning the earth! The morning started on Kaanapali beach as friends and volunteers gathered  to clean the beach of cigarette butts, plastic bottles and any other tourist trash that could be found. After beach cleaning all the way up to black rock, the […]

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Here’s a question for all of our diehard history and geography buffs out there: What do modern-day Russia, Colonial Spain, the British Empire, the Mongol Empire, and Polynesia all have in common? At one point in history they could all be considered as the largest nation on Earth. Though Polynesia today is a conglomerate of nations […]

Post image for The Historical, Cultural, and Environmental Significance of Olowalu, Maui

The island of Maui has a “Mother Reef”—but you won’t find that name on a map. Instead, you’ll see it listed under a variety of names as varied as the species it holds: “Olowalu,” “Mile Marker 14,” “Turtle Reef,” and so on. Despite the modern, incorrect names that are a product of tourist literature, the traditional […]

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After a quick beach clean up on the west Maui Kaanapali beach,  volunteers gathered together to help load supplies and equipment. After a quick beach load onto Trilogy 1, the volunteers and sponsors set off south towards Olowalu reef. As we motored south the weather began to  improve. Halfway to Olowalu reef the weather flipped […]

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Every year around this time, there’s a noticeable shift in Maui’s seasons that hearkens the arrival of spring. Winter swells on the island’s north shore become smaller and more infrequent, and the tradewinds strengthen and become more consistent to foreshadow the arrival of summer. In the rural, horse-strewn pastures of Upcountry, purple jacaranda trees brilliantly […]

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Zero. That’s the number of humpback whales that our first Trilogy guests in 1973 saw during their sail to Lana’i. Granted, that first charter was in the middle of July, and the humpback whales wouldn’t arrive in Maui for another four or five months. That said, in 1973, the number of humpback whales in Maui […]